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An Evening with Yotam Ottolenghi

We are thrilled to welcome the renowned cookery writer and chef, Yotam Ottolenghi to River Cottage for the first time. As part of our exciting 20-year anniversary celebrations Yotam will be joining us for a very special evening at River Cottage HQ.

Ottolenghi is a household name and kitchen hero, selling millions of books world-wide, as well as being chef-patron of six London restaurants and writer of a weekly column in The Guardian.

With just 64 tickets available, this promises to be an intimate and exceptional dinner, centred around a uniquely created seasonal three course menu, designed by Yotam at the home of River Cottage.

The evening will be jointly hosted by the River Cottage team and Yotam with the opportunity to meet him directly over an aperitif and canapes. After the dinner Yotam will share more about his culinary journey, giving an insight into his career, influences and talking about his latest book ‘Simple’.

We are huge fans of Yotam here at River Cottage and we know how quickly this event will sell out so don’t delay if you fancy joining us.

Tickets for this exclusive evening include a welcome drink, canapés, three course meal, coffee and petits fours.

Our evening with Yotam kicks off an exciting Food Fair weekend. If you can't make the dinner but would still love to see Yotam then he will be doing a cookery demonstration at the Food Fair on Saturday 25 May. Click here to find out more. 

Your event

18.30 - 23.00

  • Arrive at River Cottage

    We ask guests to arrive for 6.30pm. You’ll be met in the car park at the top of the hill and transported to River Cottage HQ by tractor and trailer!

  • Welcome and canapés

    A welcome drink and canapés will be available in the yurt. You will then get the chance to meet Yotam, say hello and have a book signed if you wish.

  • Menu introduction

    As you settle in the barn for the evening, Yotam will introduce the menu, tell you more about the food’s provenance and how the dishes have been prepared.

  • The main event

    A delicious three-course menu of fantastic local, seasonal produce. We regularly and happily cater for any dietary requirements, which you’ll be asked to provide when booking.

  • Coffee and petits fours

    Over coffee and petits fours, Yotam will talk about his culinary journey and there will be an opportunity for guests to ask questions.

  • Home

    The tractor and trailer will be available to take you back up the hill at 11.00pm.

Please note: Hugh will not be attending this event.

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Further information...

This dining event is run from River Cottage HQ on the Dorset/Devon borders. Full address details of HQ will be provided once you have booked.

We are a licensed venue. We have a wide selection of the finest organic wines available to purchase.

If you need local accommodation we have a full list available.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.

Please note we cater for all but the most severe allergies and intolerances, however, as ingredients that include allergens are used in other recipes in our kitchens, we cannot guarantee against contamination. If you would like to know the steps we take to minimise cross-contamination in our kitchens, please call one of the team between 9-5, Monday to Friday, and we will be happy to assist.